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Turning the Clock Back

Though it will be premature to argue too much about the restoration of pre1953 status to Jammu and Kashmir, the much-awaited report of the central government’s interlocutors, though still not made public, has started rumours about such a possibility. It has created much c uriosity among various...

Extremism of All Colours

Juli Gittinger’s, “Saffron Terror: Splinter or Symptom?” (EPW, 10 September 2011) made interesting reading. Yes, India’s ageold pluralistic but Unitarian ethos and what the author simply calls “secular nationalism” is at the crossroads, not because of outside forces but due to indigenous ideo...

Plagiarism

Prashant Iyengar’s, “Pirates, Plagiarisers, Publishers” (EPW, 26 February) was an eye-opener. The author rightly points to the high incidence of plagiarism in Indian research. The causes for this are many: severe research burden on students and difficult deadlines, lack of incentives to do thorough...

Fallout of Continued Use of the AFSPA

Gautam Navlakha’s commentary titled, “On Ending the War against Our Own People” (EPW, 19 February 2011) was insightful. Yes, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) simply gives the government the power to wage a war against its own people. An Act created temporarily to tackle “Naga...
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